Gemina Garland-Lewis

“How many species of bees do you think there are?” I realize at this moment that I can only think of about three, which is clearly the wrong answer. JD Herndon and Houston Guy, entomologists who have come up to Washington State from Utah, wait patiently with little grins on their faces. They know most...

Gemina Garland-Lewis is a National Geographic Young Explorers Grantee recording the stories of former whalers in the Azores who used 19th century techniques until ending their hunts entirely in the 1980s. Greetings from my last day in the field! The last six-plus weeks have flown by, as expected. I’ve collected 30 interviews in 9 whaling...

Gemina Garland-Lewis is a National Geographic Young Explorers Grantee recording the stories of former whalers in the Azores who used 19th century techniques until ending their hunts entirely in the 1980s. Greetings from my last week in the field! It’s been an incredibly busy time since my last update, with twelve more interviews in the...

Gemina Garland-Lewis is a National Geographic Young Explorers Grantee recording the stories of former whalers in the Azores who used 19th century techniques until ending their hunts entirely in the 1980s. Greetings from the field! It’s been one of my busiest weeks yet with the festivities of the largest celebration on the island of Faial,...

Gemina Garland-Lewis is a National Geographic Young Explorers Grantee recording the stories of former whalers in the Azores who used 19th century techniques until ending their hunts entirely in the 1980s. Greetings all! I’ve just finished my third week in the field documenting the stories of ex-whalers in the Azores, and this week has held...

Gemina Garland-Lewis is a National Geographic Young Explorers Grantee recording the stories of former whalers in the Azores who used 19th century techniques until ending their hunts entirely in the 1980s. Greetings from the field! The last week has been a busy one, with five interviews with whalers, visits to historical whaling sites, and a...

Gemina Garland-Lewis is a National Geographic Grantee recording the stories of former whalers in the Azores who used 19th century techniques until ending their hunts entirely in the 1980s. Greetings from my first week in the field! It’s been full from the start as I’m getting reacquainted with the area and the people of Horta,...